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That won't be enough, UConn

Posted on: October 8, 2010 2:49 pm
Edited on: October 8, 2010 3:44 pm
A reduction in scholarships and two years' probation?

I can't imagine that's enough.

I mean, who cares about probation these days? And I can't tell you how many programs operate with fewer than the 13 allowed scholarship players each season and compete just fine while doing it. So it's nice that Connecticut announced self-imposed penalties on Friday, a week before the school is scheduled to appear before the NCAA committee on infractions for major rules violations, most of which revolve around Nate Miles' connection with a former Huskies manager turned agent. But the self-imposed penalties lack teeth as much as this guy lacks teeth, and that's why I'll be surprised if UConn isn't eventually hit with more significant penalities, i.e., something that actually matters.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Oct 9, 2010
Posted on: October 9, 2010 10:53 am

That won't be enough, UConn

Hmm....seeing as Syracuse has lost 2 scholarships for minor academic issues, multiple recruitement violations would seem to warant stiffer penalties than UCONN's self-imposed shenanigans.  I wouldn't consider Calhoun a great coach, I'd say he's a great recruiter and now we know how he does it.  I can't recall him having a great/good season when he didn't have some top recruits on his roster.  Nor can I recall him taking a mid-level or low-level recruit and turning him into an NBA ready player.  Being a CUSE fan I'm admitadely biased, but Jimmy Boeheim only recently (past 6-7 years) has been able to recruit top 20 players consistently (read yearly or every other year) to Syracuse yet he still wins more than 20 games almost yearly and turns afterthought recruits into All-Americans and sometimes even NBA Players.  Now that's the sign of a great coach!

Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: October 9, 2010 10:25 am

That won't be enough, UConn

A few points:

1) The only reason Miles never played is because he was expelled.

2) This isn't JUST about calls and text messages. It's about an agent providing a player with improper benefits, and the staff constantly keepin in touch with the agent. That's a MAJOR violation. Just being aware of the relationship between the agent and player is a MAJOR violation. Not sure why so many don't understand that.

3) Probabation has no real effect on a program. Neither does losing one scholarship a year.

Bottomg line: That's why the self-imposed penalities won't be enough. You'll see.

Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: October 9, 2010 8:24 am

That won't be enough, UConn

Gary P is just another blogger.
Gary, when did you happen to get all the info the NCAA/UConn has when making their respective determinations? Never? Then pipe down.
I love this culture of complete speculation and voyeurism we live in. No one admits it. It's the extent to which we blame bullying for someone actively intruding on privacy using their webcam. 

Since: Jun 29, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2010 11:37 pm

That won't be enough, UConn

STOP your petty bullsh!t!  Nate Miles NEVER played a MINUTE!

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: October 8, 2010 5:58 pm

That won't be enough, UConn


Assuming you are a man of reason, I find you comments pretty....well, stupid. The Eric Bledsoe fiasco should have never happened to begin with. There was no reason at all for anyone to dispute the grades he was given in high school. Had he not been a Kentucky player no one would have given a crap about his grades anyway. But given that UK is always under an unfair microscope, and buffoons like you are ready to bury us even when there was no violation, we have just learned to accept the hate and move on. By the way, a third party independant investigator spent $10,000 of Alabama's money to determine that there were no improprieties......that case was dropped, the victim was Bledsoe, and that jackass Pete Thamel should be sued.....assuming he survives the winter.

Also, Kentucky has never been accused of paying Enes Kanter a dime. He has been accused of being paid as a professional by a team in Turkey. Calipari and UK are not accused of fact, John Calipari has exactly the same number of NCAA violations as Coach K, Dean Smith, John Wooden, and Tom Izzo......Calipari has never had a single NCAA infraction.....ever.......that is a fact. Unlike the unfounded nonsense you are typing.

Maybe your Coach Calhoun simply hasn't been caught ?? That is until now. Quit being so sanctimonius and just accept that your program is a dirty, cheating, cesspool of corruption. You will certainly get a lot more punishment that the wrist slapping you are atttempting to give yourselves. Calhoun should just retire and live the rest of his life in shame......and you should gain about 75 IQ points before typing anything ever again.......

Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: October 8, 2010 5:27 pm

That won't be enough, UConn

Very succint post. Way to put Calhouligan (or whatever his ridiculous screenname is) in his place.

My favorite part is how he tosses out all these absurd accusations about rival coaches, then has the audacity to absolve Calhoun on the premise that he's never be found guilty of wrongdoing. Clearly, Self having never been found guilty of wrongdoing, let along be accused of it, holds less water than Calhoun never been proven to have committed violations.

Good stuff.

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2010 5:12 pm

That won't be enough, UConn

No, I don't know Bill Self received any money from the ticket scandal. In fact, I know pretty much the opposite. I have absolutely no proof from any source that anything like that took place. Not even the slightest inkling. The FBI investigated the situation for years and never found anything remotely linking Self to the scandal, let alone Lew Perkins, who would be a much more obvious scape goat for someone like you, who is obviously trolling on this site and has his head so far up his ass in denial that he's blindly striking out in rage at other programs instead of accepting that his own program isn't perfect.

Self is paid millions of dollars every year to do a very difficult job, much like your coach Calhoun is. Why someone in that situation would stoop to thievery makes no sense. What next, Danny Manning robbing banks on the weekends?

Your libelous accusations hold no water; you have no proof and you can't establish anything even resembling motive. You're welcome to your opinion, as anyone else is, but you come off here as a crying, whining baby who isn't getting his way.

P.S. Typing in all caps doesn't get your point across any better, it just makes you look like a dbag.

Since: Oct 13, 2009
Posted on: October 8, 2010 4:26 pm

That won't be enough, UConn

Not enough?  What type of punishment would you like for the crime of sending too many text messages by a coach no longer with the team to a player who never participated in an official practice.  Should they ban themselves from the postseason?  Maybe vacate the Final Four from two years ago?  I think the self-imposed punishments certainly fit the crime.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: October 8, 2010 3:46 pm

That won't be enough, UConn

Except everyone in basketball has known calhoun is dirty. He's been dirty for years. He just finally got caught.
Cal will finally get caught eventually as well.

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: October 8, 2010 3:35 pm

That won't be enough, UConn

Where have you been Calhooney/Ejack/Handyguy/20 other aliases?

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